Recycling for kids

Recycling for kids is one way to pass the baton of responsibility for a cleaner, eco-friendly future on to the next generation. For your kid

The benefits of music education

Whether your child is the next Beyonce or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, she is bound to benefit from some form of music educa

Why should children play sports?

Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity.

Share the screen

Have you ever argued with your parents about putting away the tablet or turning off a video game? Most families are having these battles. In

Ten facts about school attendance

Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in Sept

On the Record: Working with media

How can education leaders build trust with local media? What changes has journalism seen over the years? Michigan's Senior Capitol Corre

The power of classroom assignments

Classroom assignment analysis is a powerful lens for viewing the day-to-day experiences of students. It provides hugely important insights i

St. Patrick's Day

Bring out your green! St. Patrick’s Day—observed every March 17—is packed with parades, good luck charms, and all things green. The event st

Exploring pi

Every year on March 14, math lovers around the country celebrate pi. Some enthusiasts even go so far as to mark Pi Minute at 1:59, which tak

Understanding a teacher’s long-term impact

As every teacher knows, they teach not just content but a range of skills students will need to be successful as adults. A recent study shows just how important fostering those skills is: Teachers who help students improve noncognitive skills such as self-regulation raise their grades and likelihood of graduating from high school more than teachers who help them improve their standardized test scores do. “Good teachers may affect students much more broadly than through their impact on achievement test scores,” explains the study’s author, C. Kirabo Jackson, an economics professor at Northwestern University. Looking at data on over 570,000 students in North Carolina, Jackson found that ninth-

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